Modalities & Techniques

Specialty Modalities

Gua Sha

Gua Sha removes stagnation, relieves pain, stimulates the body’s healing response, and restores balance in the area used. Gua Sha is performed by using various tools to lightly stroke the muscles in an area.

Cupping

Cupping helps remove longstanding stagnation and improves blood flow bringing fresh supplies of blood filled with oxygen and nutrients to the area allowing the body to heal. It is great at improving mobility and function.

Warm Bamboo

Warm Bamboo is a wonderfully healing treatment using heated bamboo tools that can be applied lightly for relaxation or more deeply for greater healing and pain relief.

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is great for helping areas of tissue that have become stuck and aren’t moving properly. It helps mobilize and restore proper motion to the area and is great for decreasing pain in areas that are stuck with scar tissue.

Techniques

*Most massage modalities can be requested as a therapy by itself or customized and integrated into a session with complimentary techniques according to the therapist’s skill and knowledge.

Deep Tissue Massage

It’s a therapeutic massage as like Swedish, however the deeper pressure is helpful in reducing chronic muscle tension. The main target is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and connective tissue (the protecting layer close muscles, bones and joints).

Swedish Massage

Usually what people get when they want a “Relaxation” massage. A modality with most strokes in general going in the direction of the heart, supporting the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Trigger Point Therapy

A highly effective technique used to alleviate chronic pain and dysfunction by working with activated trigger points.

Reflexology

The practice of manipulating reflex areas in the feet corresponding to specific body parts and organs.

Structural Bodywork: Slow “Deep Tissue” strokes used to lengthen tissue and create postural and functional changes creating a better relationship with gravity.

Sports Massage

A number of techniques, including stretches, used to manipulate soft tissue to support function, performance and the overall well-being of an athlete.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Focuses on the bones of the head, spinal column, sacrum, and the underlying structures in order to find restrictions and/or compressions and release them.

Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy massage performed with the client lying on her side supported with bolsters/cushions.